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30 July 2014

Phil Parkinson's Bantams will be included in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Round 1 draw after missing out on one of the competition's first round byes.

The opening Johnstone's Paint Trophy draw of the season will take place on Saturday 16 August 2014.

As in previous seasons, the first round will see clubs divided into regional groupings with 16 clubs being awarded byes into Round Two (details at the bottom of the article).

New for this season, the Football League is to trial the use of Vanishing Spray, as used by match officials at the recent World Cup in Brazil, in this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

"It will also give us the ability to gauge the opinions of players, managers, referees and fans.”

Football League Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “Having seen it used in the recent World Cup, the introduction of Vanishing Spray into the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy will give us the opportunity to observe its use in domestic football so that we can better understand its effect on the flow of the game. 

The League will not be using Vanishing Spray in any matches played in the Sky Bet Football League or Capital One Cup during 2014/15, but will consider its introduction at the end of the current campaign.

Regional Groups:

Northern Section – West

Accrington Stanley

Carlisle United

Crewe Alexandra

Fleetwood Town


Preston North End


Shrewsbury Town

Northern Section – East


Bradford City


Mansfield Town

Notts County

Oldham Athletic

Scunthorpe United

York City

Southern Section – West

Cheltenham Town

Coventry City

Newport County

Oxford United


Swindon Town

Wycombe Wanderers

Yeovil Town

Southern Section – East

AFC Wimbledon

Cambridge United

Crawley Town


Leyton Orient

Peterborough United

Southend United



The following clubs will received byes:


Northern Section


Port Vale

Tranmere Rovers


Burton Albion

Doncaster Rovers

Hartlepool United

Sheffield United

Southern Section

Bristol City

Exeter City

Northampton Town

Plymouth Argyle

Colchester United

Dagenham & Redbridge

Luton Town

Milton Keynes Dons

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